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Flexible PVC & Bird Netting As Roofing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jgaepi, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. jgaepi

    jgaepi In the Brooder

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    I am wondering what experience people have had using flexible pvc and bird netting as roofing. I assume it is effective to keep the chickens in, what about keeping other things out? People tell me the PVC won't last very long. Any thoughts? Thanks.
     

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This is our bantam coop using PVC foamcore pipe and welded wire for the top. Hasn't been in use a year yet. Most is covered by a silver tarp.

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  3. farmer9989

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    You can paint pvc and make it last a lot longer.
     
  4. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Songster

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    Quote:I like that. I'm wanting to try PVC and a tarp (instead of the wire)...
     
  5. BlazeJester

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    I know a guy who made his out of bamboo. Naturally long-lasting and strong as ox bones.
     
  6. peterlund

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    Quote:Does pvc break down in sunlight???? I didn't know that?
     
  7. peterlund

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    I have been lucky enough to be re-building peoples decks here in MA, and I use the almost always perfectly fine deck boards as my roof... But I must admit the pvc with wire looks really really nice. Only difference is my run can take a direct hit from a meteor and be OK.. [​IMG]
     

  8. jgaepi

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    I guess so. NorCal can get hot. But then if it last 2-3 years and it costs $1.80 per 10ft stick it might be worth it. Cheap investment.
     
  9. nurse_turtle

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    I've been told that PVC comes in a UV resistant variety as well, but I agree, it's cheap and will last plenty long enough as is. The PVC hoop runs are a really economical way to make a large run for our chickens.
     
  10. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Songster

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    I love it [​IMG] I love an open top. I have a few with tin roofs but I prefer an open top run our property is covered in oaks so no problem with sun here. Thats a great idea [​IMG]
     
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